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Trump receives the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense in full escalation of tensions with Iran

January 7, 2020

MADRID, Jan. 7 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has received in the White House the Deputy Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, Jalid bin Salmán, in full escalation of tensions in the Middle East by the American attack in which Iranian General Qasem Soleimani died, figure key to the Ayatollah regime.

Until Tuesday, it had only transcended a meeting of Bin Salman with the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, but the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense has spread images of a second meeting with Trump in the White House on social networks.

Trump receives the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense in full escalation of tensions with IranTrump receives the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense in full escalation of tensions with Iran

The vice minister explained that, following the guidelines of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salmán, had the “pleasure” of meeting Trump to convey “a message.” In addition, “aspects of international cooperation” were also reviewed, including the work of both countries to “address regional and international challenges”.

Saudi Arabia is a key partner of the United States in the Middle East and, as Pompeo himself acknowledged in a tweet, his role is essential in addressing Iran's “destabilizing behavior.” The head of US diplomacy insisted during the meeting that the bombing against Soleimani was a “defensive action.”

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